Sunday, 28 June 2015

Hello lovely bloggy friends it really has been a while , my little blog has been very neglected of late and so much happens that its hard to remember it all to tell you but i hope to find you all fine and dandy 
Our big news at the moment is that we are moving yet again , we have got the keys to our new home which i am very excited about,our home at present is very cosy but  small and we have definately all outgrown it so we have gone for a lovely spacious 4 bed terraced just around the corner , my love of terraced houses stems from visiting my gran with my family in leeds every sunday when we were growing up , we would always (whatever the weather ) have a walk around roundhay park then back to my grans for tea ,it was a lovely terraced house with an open fire in the kitchen ,a coal seller and an attic , i did love that house and have very happy memories of it ,so this new house is ideal ,we will all have plenty of space and i will have room to do my work so the next couple of weeks will be spent decorating it all
I really cant wait to have my own space again for my work , up till now i have fitted it in somehow wherever i could which hasn't always been ideal and i have often felt " in the way ", my new bedroom is quite large so this is where my new work space will be which i am very happy about , my gorgeous collection of fabrics will all have a new display home ,my fabric collection has certainly grown since i set out on my working for myself journey ,in fact its now become quite an obsession , i just love fabric and have to buy it if i see something i like ,here are just a few of my favourites, i make a lot of things using cath kidston fabrics which i do like although i much prefer her old prints to the newer ones , but my real love is vintage fabrics , these to me are the best by far and i seriously intent to make myself a patchwork bedspread for my new bedroom as well as many other things 

 I visited the wonderful Festival of vintage in April ,this really is worth a visit , it's my third year of visiting and this year did not dissapoint

 I came home with some lovely treasures again this year



 We have a lovely vintage tearooms in our next town which i took my daughters to recently ,it really is a favourite of mine , the tea rooms is called Dulcie Butterfly in Boston Spa if you ever fancy a trip and everything is for sale so i always come away with something






My other exciting news is i have set up a new website , i sell my things on ebay mostly and etsy but i really wanted to have something that was mine so i have been working hard on that lately adding lots of ready made lines and also scrummy things to have made, here are just a few




If you do fancy a peak the link is www.patchworkandlace.co.uk , i hope you like it as much as i do

well i think i will end with a bit of cath who has always been an inspiration to me




Much love francine xxxxx



Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The new year x

Hello lovely facebook friends and a very belated happy new year , christmas seems like ages ago and can't believe that were now in february already and that spring is just around the corner yay !!
I t has been such a busy year so far , the children are growing up fast , my 19yr old son is doing well with his apprenticeship and will soon be qualified as an electrician , my eldest daughter is leaving school this year and will either stay on at six form or go to college and my 8 year old is growing up fast , i often wonder how i will feel when they fly the nest, i love them all being around and i know it will be a difficult phase when they do one by one  
we have kind of settled in the new house,  but we all agree it is too small , but the rent is low and it has done us over the winter where work has been limited for my other half ,and i know in the summer we will miss a garden so i think it is another stepping stone before we move on to a bigger house with a garden and maybe a room where i can make my own to create to my hearts content 
I have this lovely walk near to us which is just heavenly on a morning with our very mad dog bobby

My love for cath kidston is still there but  i'm not keen on some of the new prints , i use a lot of her fabrics for my business which always sell well , here are a few 
lots of lovely cushions and quilts





And new fabric square packs amongst other things
Here are just a few things i am loving right now and are giving me huge amounts of inspiration 





I find these pictures so inspirational and i am loving everything vintage at the moment  



well that's all for now , thank you always for popping by to see me here at my little blog , all my makes are available from my ebay store www.stores.ebay.co.uk/patchworkandlace 
much love Francine xxxx